Persephone & Hades, Death & the Maiden. Here is a classical typecast of a hand-silkscreened pinup adapted directly from 1950s Americana ads, where the commodified female serves as the idea that sex sells. She is holding a box of chocolates that turn into a sacred heart, suggesting the transience of the material world. She is surrounded by death. Grotesque & erotic - is death courting her? Or is she selling death? The reaper grips her calf by an hourglass, a vanitas reminder of her inevitability.